Rex W. Gaffney

Sep 26, 2019
Gaffney, Rex


Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo


The family will greet friends after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home.


Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date.


May be directed to Rex's family.


Rex W. Gaffney, age 60, of Waterloo, died Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 13, 1958 in Waterloo, a son of Gilbert and Linda Thomas Gaffney.  Rex graduated from Waterloo East High School with the Class of 1977.

Rex was employed in the construction industry for many years including Hamilton Construction and Mertens Construction.  He later worked as a forklift driver for Metakote.  Rex loved stock car racing and had helped his cousin’s racing team in the pit area for several races.

Survivors include his five siblings, Kathy (Roger) Poor of Waterloo, Karen (Mike) Johnson of Dewar, Russell (Noe) Gaffney of Killean, TX, Kristy (Anna) Gaffney of Illinois and Kelly Borel of Waterloo; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew Randy Johnson; a great nephew, Makhi Johnson and a great niece, Alexia Borel.

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  1. East High Custodial Staff | Oct 02, 2019
    We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Are condolences.
  2. Beth McCrindle | Oct 01, 2019

    I was a brand new teacher at East when i had Rex in my English class. Ill never forget him. Im sad to read of your loss. My very deepest sympathy to the whole Gaffneyclan!

  3. Kimberly Meyerhoff Pattee | Sep 29, 2019

    My sympathy for your loss.  

    Kimberly (Meyerhoff) Patter,  East High class of 1977.

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